AI industry in Amsterdam

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to be the defining technology of the future. As an established hub for technology and science, the Amsterdam Area is on its way to becoming a world leader in the field, with a focus on health, business innovation and ethics.


What makes Amsterdam a great place for AI?

Considered one of the most AI-ready cities in the world, Amsterdam is proving to be an effective living lab for AI solutions. Machine learning is already playing a big part in Amsterdam's business sectors, including fintech and life sciences and health, but continuous collaborations between academic, private and public organisations are pushing AI in other areas of business and society, too. 

What truly distinguishes Amsterdam is that innovation and entrepreneurship often come with a human-centred approach to AI. This includes ensuring early processes such as data collection happen in an ethical way, and that the outcome actually improves citizens' lives. One such initiative is AI Technology for People, a programme designed to help the city develop and deploy responsible tech in the field of AI.

Businesses in Amsterdam don’t need to look too far for AI talent. The city’s two universities offer a joint masters programme in AI and forward-looking academies allow students to apply real-world practice with major corporations. Plus, Amsterdam is already home to many academic labs that work closely with the industry, such as the Qualcomm-QUVA Lab, ICAI, and UvA-Bosch DELTA Lab, all situated at Amsterdam Science Park, the region's lively hub for AI and big data science. 

Combined with a strong tech sector, vibrant startup scene and internationally renowned academic expertise, Amsterdam is an ideal location for developing and testing AI for the future.

  • One of the most AI-ready cities in the world
  • Academic-corporate collaborations advancing technology
  • Innovation fueled by ethical data sharing
  • Committed to improving health, innovation and citizen support
  • Outstanding digital connectivity
  • World class talent with an international outlook

Set up in Amsterdam

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